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Amid everything else going on, this just happened. Read on, from Reuters:
An audit of thousands of old case files by Ukrainian prosecutors found no evidence of wrongdoing on the part of Hunter Biden, the former prosecutor general who had launched the audit, told Reuters.
Two of the three officers who stood by as George Floyd was killed had been on the force for just four days, said an attorney representing the officers.
Thomas Lane and J. Kueng have had bail set at $750,000. Their attorney wants to lower bail because the officers were barely off probation.
Police records indicate that while the men were rookies, they had more experience than a handful of days on the force. According to their records, they joined the department in February 2019 and became full officers in December. Minneapolis officers must serve a year on probation and spend time in field training with a more senior officer before they are fully qualified.
The complaint against Lane, 37, notes that while he suggested to Chauvin that Floyd should be rolled over he “took no actions to assist Mr. Floyd, to change his position, or to reduce the force the officers were using against Mr. Floyd.”